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Pilgrim’s Rest charity Golf Day for school uniforms

Frieda Paton

A second charity Golf Day in aid of school uniforms for needy children in Pilgrim’s Rest was held on July 20th.  The successful event was organised by Pilgrim’s Rest Golf Club member Obed Mashego, together with the SAPS Acornhoek Cluster.

The competition was joined by 24 players and the winner was Austin Mashego, a local junior player who also holds Mpumalanga u19 provincial colours.

At the prize-giving Captain Ndlovukazi Mashele, representing the SAPS, thanked the players for their support.  She explained that the Acornhoek cluster became involved in the charity golf day last year as part of their social crime prevention outreach.  This year the golf day was held in July – Mandela Day month – because it’s seen as plough back month.

Mashele told of how she had been touched last year by the fact that the donations could not meet the great need, leaving some of the children crying. She called on those who are blessed in their lives to consider ploughing back by making further contributions to the cause, quoting the following words by Nelson Mandela “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived, it is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we live.”

Many of the 24 players who joined the competition had brought an item of school clothing as requested on the invitation and there was also a large donation of tekkies from Ackerman’s.  Graskop Spar had donated the meals for the players and members of the staff provided support during the day.

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